"Genuinely brilliant expertise wedded to a caring and thoughtful approach that makes it truly peerless"

- Legal 500

We are a specialist family law firm in North Yorkshire, Newcastle, and Leeds, with an enviable reputation for dealing with all aspects of separation, divorce, civil partnerships, nuptial agreements, and children issues.

Our experience and outstanding client service are recognized with consistent top rankings for family law in North in the respected legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Legal 500 describes Silk Family Law as a “boutique” firm with a “national reputation”. Chambers UK describes us as “worthy of national recognition” and says we have ”notable strength in dealing with high-value separation cases”.

Operating from offices in the heart of Newcastle city center, in the tranquil surroundings of Aske Stables, on the Zetland Estate, North Yorkshire (close to the A1), and on Park Row, Leeds, we also see clients in consulting rooms in York and London.

Services we offer...

Divorce & Separation

Going through separation or divorce can be incredibly painful and the practical and financial consequences far-reaching.

Nuptial Agreements & Asset Protection

If you and your partner enter into a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you can determine in advance how your assets will be shared should you separate.


Disagreement can occur when it comes to making decisions about the future arrangements for children.


Statistics show that cohabiting couples are also far more likely to separate than those who are married.

Financial Provision

The resolution of financial issues upon divorce can often be complex, requiring an understanding of accounts, pensions, trusts and tax issues.

Injunctions & Emergency Relief

We act swiftly and decisively to obtain protection against domestic violence, the removal of children from the jurisdiction and the dissipation of financial assets.

Civil Partnerships

The dissolution of Civil Partnerships can raise difficult legal issue which we can help to resolve.

In-house Family Law Barrister

Silk is the only boutique family law firm in the North of England with an in-house family law barrister.

Inheritance Claims

Our specialist team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

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